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Albufeira is a purpose-built leisure and marina development 15 miles east of Portimao and seven miles west of Vilamoura in Portugal. The inner basin in which yachts berth is surrounded by rather gaudily painted luxury hotel rooms and apartments, boutiques, bars and restaurants. The development also contains a small boatyard and yacht club (details needed).


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Weather conditions on the Algarve coast are usually more benign than on the west coast and swell is less of a feature.

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The outer basin is entered from due east between two breakwaters. Proceed up the fairway between the small craft moorings to the marina in the inner basin.


Marinas & Yacht Clubs

  • Marina de Albufeira has a total of 475 berths for yachts of up to metres and draft of up to metres. Click on the link for separate Wiki entry.


Anchoring in the outer harbour is impracticable in view of the number of moorings. The nearest secure anchorage is at Portimao to the west or Faro to the east, both about 15 miles away.

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

See Marina de Albufeira.


See Marina de Albufeira.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

Fuel station in the marina. Water and electricity at all berths.

Things to do Ashore


The marina is in a development complex completely devoid of any character and which could only appeal to the time share crowd. Parts of it look abandoned or as if development stopped perhaps at some point with a downturn in the economy. It is also far from everywhere, nearly two kilometers from the town of Albufeira itself. Albufeira is a big, brash and lively tourist resort which doesn’t appeal to all tastes, although the old town has reportedly a bit more character.

Grocery & Supply Stores

The marina is unfortunately actually quite far from everywhere. The only option to buy groceries nearby is a small convenience store across the street from the marina with very little to offer but some bare necessities and at higher prices since it is the only game around. The next option is an Intermarche "express" on the way to the town itself or the big supermarkets about 2.5 kms from the marina (Aldi, Lidl)

  • Intermarche
  • Aldi
  • Lidl



You can obtain a WiFi code at the office to get WiFi access.


Motorbike & Car Rentals

Garbage Disposal

In the marina.


List transportation (local and/or international.)


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)


References & Publications

See Portugal.


We welcome users' contributions to the Wiki. Please click on Comments to view other users' comments, add your own personal experiences or recommend any changes to this page following your visit.

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  • Not visited; entry based on internet research and cruisers' reports (please update if possible) --Athene of Lymington 19:55, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

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